Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is the easy-going all-rounder destination of the Great Ocean Road region – a smorgasbord of quality experiences hosted in the most picturesque of settings nestled into the foothills of the Otways Ranges. Charming all year-round, Apollo Bay makes a perfect location to base yourself for a few days. You’ll be spoiled for accommodation options from one of the state’s best backpackers through to family-style apartments and cabins, or luxury villas.
Everything seems within easy walking reach: the seemingly endless beach and the vibrant shopping strip brimming with cafés, restaurants, a couple of great pubs and a desirable range of shops and services.
Apollo Bay puts you in the heart of the coastal action. The Twelve Apostles, the Great Ocean Walk and the best waterfalls of the Otways are within a short drive.
Harbour Town
Amble along the beach to the harbour precinct and watch the local fishing boats unloading the day’s catch. Score yourself the freshest seafood at the Fisherman’s Co-op and cook up a feast. Or order it ready-prepared in a sumptuous meal at one of the many local restaurants.
Dare to…
If it’s action you’re after, you’re in the right place. Try Argo buggy rides, a scenic flight over the Twelve Apostles, surfing lessons, sea kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and boating.
Out and About
On Saturday morning, make your way to the foreshore for the community market to pick up distinctive local produce, or arts and crafts. The farmers market is a bonus on the third Sunday of each month and anytime is the right time to wander through the Shell and Apollo Bay Historical Museum or art-gaze at the gallery. Explore the beach rockpools at Marengo and Skenes Creek or, in summer, join a guide from Parks Victoria for a fascinating interpretive walk along the coastline.
  • Suburb:Apollo Bay
  • Postcode:3233
  • Population:1,095